The annual London Design Festival sees a huge programme of design-focused exhibitions taking place at the V&A and across the capital in a variety of spaces.
Highlights in 2019 include:
Opened on 22 June–29 September 2019, the first-ever Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK's largest dedicated sculpture festival.
The Yorkshire Sculpture International takes place across four major galleries - the Hepworth Wakefield, the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The next installment will play a major part in the cultural programme of Leeds 2023.
Following the extensive Liverpool 2018 programme, celebrating ten years since being named European Capital of Culture in 2008 and suupported by the Culture Diary and the GREAT Britain Campaign, organiser Culture Liverpool has been named the UK's top events organiser at the prestigious Global Eventex Awards.
Eventex published its All-Stars Index on 15 May 2019, featuring a ranking of 30 organisations based on their performance in crafting effective, innovative events over the past three years. Read the full index here.
British Council has opened its Edinburgh International Festival Artist Development Programme for 2019, and is looking for minority ethnic and / or disabled artists who want to take work to the world-renowned festival. The programme takes place 20–22 August 2019.
Successful artists will receive a ticket budget to see a diverse range of shows, attend events and expand professional networks. They will also gain special access to British Council's Edinburgh Showcase, with its hand-picked selection of international artists.
The Serpentine presents the first UK solo exhibition by the late Swiss visionary artist, healer and researcher Emma Kunz (1892–1963) that will feature over 60 of her rarely seen drawings. The exhibition is conceived with artist Christodoulos Panayiotou.
“Everything happens according to a certain regularity which I sense inside me and which never lets me rest.” Emma Kunz
On 28th February, London's iconic Camden Market will host its first boxing themed wellness day - centred around promoting Positive Mental Health through Sport.
This February, Camden Market’s North Yard will host its first ever pop up boxing ring as it presents a FREE interactive Wellness Day centred around mindfulness and raising awareness of the beneficial effects that exercise can have on mental health.
Art and technology combine for a world first with Marina Abramović, the pioneering performance artist, and the presentation of her latest performance: The Life in Mixed Reality (a wearable augmented experience).
For one week, the Serpentine Galleries will host Marina Abramović: The Life on the site of her acclaimed 2014 durational performance, 512 Hours. Visitors will simultaneously experience an intimate, digital encounter with the artist in this first, large-scale performance exhibited using Mixed Reality anywhere in the world.